Local woman being remembered at Rose Parade
It seems hard to believe, that from death, can come a sense of happiness.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It seems hard to believe, that from death, can come a sense of happiness.
But one mother is celebrating her daughter's sudden death, as a gift for new life and soon, that gift will be on display for the entire world to see.
Lexi Scanlin died earlier this year at the age of 25.
But her mother, Lori Farney, has replaced her grief with a sense of pride; Lexi was an organ donor.
"Knowing that she still lives on, that helped me so much getting through that," said Farney.
Lexi's memory will live on this year during the Rose Parade. A floral image of her will be part of the Donate Life Float.
"I always wanted to keep her name alive and honor her, but this is in such a big way," expressed Farney.
Parade organizers sent the picture to Las Vegas so Lexi's family and friends could decorate it.
All the flowers and seasonings used would not be possible if it wasn't for Palm Eastern Mortuary and Cemetery, and the Dignity Memorial. They chose to honor Lexi.
"Hundreds of thousands are waiting for a heart or liver or skin, or whatever it might be, and it's important that we can make that selfless act and donate," said Glenn Abercrombie, Palm Eastern Mortuary and Cemetery.
A selfless act that is the gift of life.